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Fashion Tech Works Opens New Coworking Space for Emerging Designers

For Cindy Keefer, CEO of Fashion Tech Works, sustainability has always been a way of life. The woman behind Downtown Los Angeles’ new coworking incubator for designers and artists grew up a far cry from Hollywood, on an organic farm in Wisconsin.

“I've been an environmentalist since I was born,” said Keefer, a vegetarian since childhood. “So for me, I never had a breakthrough moment.”

Sustainability is at the heart of Fashion Tech Works’ mission: The incubator is particularly interested in giving a home to designers and technologies “that improve the sustainability of apparel design and production,” according to its website.

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LOS ANGELES FASHION WEEK
Art Hearts Fashion Debuts New Fashion Week Hub at L.A.’s New Mart

Los Angeles Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion returned to L.A. March 17–20 at The Majestic Downtown, showcasing international and domestic designers, including 12 from California.

 

During opening night, a special ceremony celebrated the City of Los Angeles honoring Art Hearts Fashion, Los Angeles Fashion Week and Fashion Techworks for what Art Hearts Fashion has brought to Los Angeles since its inception in 2010 and for what the partnership with Fashion Techworks is doing for the city’s fashion community and industry.

Photo courtesy of GETTY IMAGES / Los Angeles Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion

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BLACK DESIGN 
COLLECTIVE PARTNERS 
WITH FASHION TECHWORKS

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Sustainability

Sanuk and Grateful Dead Collaborate on New Collection

 

By Tyler Shultz | Friday, November 12, 2021

Footwear brand Sanuk, a division of Deckers Brands, has announced its fifth collaborative effort with iconic rock band the Grateful Dead.

The newest collection comes in two styles. The Cozy Vibe Low x Grateful Dead features leather uppers and debossed Steal Your Face logos, psychedelic wool interior liners inspired by the band and step-down heels. The other style is the Cozy Vibe Slipper x Grateful Dead, a fuzzy slip-on slipper that features corduroy uppers. Both styles are available in men and women’s sizes.

The sustainable collection features eco-friendly materials such as 100 percent traceable and responsible leather, recycled polyester, a sock liner with 85 percent bio-based content, and Sugar Mat Comfort outsoles made with 55 percent sugarcane foam.

“We are grateful to continue our collaboration and bring the Dead’s classic, eclectic style and eco-minded ethos to this cozy new collection,” said Seth Pulford, director of marketing at Sanuk. “Whether it’s an early morning surf check, post snowboard lodge-life or just chilling out in the great indoors with good friends and tunes, this capsule provides ridiculous comfort for your winter happy places.”

The collection is currently available exclusively on Sanuk.com. Prices range from $85-$95 retail.

Gucci Enters The Metaverse

Gucci opened its first "meta" store in the virtual Metaverse. The Fashion giant has rebranded itself with innovative collections, concepts, and technology over the past year. Continuously pushing the boundaries of the 101 year old fashion house, as well as staying relevant in a fast pace evolving landscape.

WWD Monthly News Covers Paris Couture Week

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Digital Identity In the Metaverse

Dec 28, 2021,10:30am EST|

David Lucatch

Forbes Councils Member

Forbes Business Council

COUNCIL POST| Membership (Fee-Based)

Small Business

David Lucatch is the CEO, President and Chair at Liquid Avatar Technologies, focusing on giving users control over their digital identity

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Emerge Design  Platform
By Oxford Fashion Studios

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INNOVATION FORUM

SUSTAINABLE APPAREL AND TEXTILES CONFERENCE

26TH - 28TH APRIL 2022 - VIRTUAL

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IMPRESSIONS BOOTH, WITH KORNIT DIGITAL
SHOWCASING BOOTHS, VENDORS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY 

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LEARN 2022 TRENDS FROM A FREE ONLINE WEBINAR HOSTED BY INFORMARKET

TJ Walker 
Talks Sustaibalility with Kornit

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Kornit Digital Booth

Visit Kornit's booth at LA Trade Show January 21st - 23rd 2022

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Regenerative Agriculture in Apparel Forum

What does it mean for the future of cotton production?

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Capri teams with Versace to Focus on Sustianabilty

Describe the key features of the service and how users can benefit from it.

Central Saint Martin's Student Does Sustianability

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Gerber Tech Looks at the Supply Chain

"Since its founding in 1897, Filson has been the gold standard for tough, comfortable outdoor clothing. Founder C. C. Filson opened a shop during the Gold Rush specializing in goods to outfit the stampeders. Long after the Gold Rush ended, Filson continued to make good with the best materials and guaranteed every piece of merchandise, even developing custom pieces based on customers’ needs. Today, the Filson name still remains synonymous with reliability, satisfaction, and honest values."

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Kornit Digital Hosted a fashion showcasing of Los Angeles based designers who used their cutting edge fabric printing foe their collections.

Kornit LA Fashion Week 2021

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Asher Levine

Was showcased at Kornit Fashion Week LA 2021 with a unique, innovative and tech infused pieces.

Watch the video above to see the stunning runway collection.

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BOF Talks About NFT's

With the Rise of the Digital Market, NFT's are souring Making the Fashion Space rapidly change and expand opportunities for all creators.

Fibre2Fashion Showcases German NeXR Development

NeXR Technologies has partnered with IB Company KG for its AvatarCloud platform to digitise models created by designers and technical designers for exclusive brands, adapt three-dimensional apparel to avatars provided by NeXR, and integrate them into the product development process. 

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Fashion Techworks Offers First Month FREE for New Members!

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     Fashion Techworks    Invites Universities to     Tour Our Facilities!

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Open to all Design & Art Programs, Fashion TechWorks wants to give your students the opportunity to see what we offer and come walk through for an afternoon. Live Q & A, demonstrations, and snacks provided!

Fashion Techworks Offers FREE 2hour Session in Photostudio for all New Mart Tenants

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Fabric Win's Gerber Design Award 

Congrats to Angela Johnson, Sherri Barry & Team on an incredible concept and willing Gerber's Design Concept!

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WWD Showcases Circular Fashion

How Circular Fashion is on the rise!

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Anina Net With 360 Fashion Network Launches AR Virtual Exhibit

"What is Phygital?

 

It's when digital objects become physical objects in your physical location. If you downloaded the models, you may have just looked at them from afar through your phone camera.

 

But! You should have regarded them not as 2D objects in an Instagram filter, but instead as 3D objects that you can walk up to, around, to the other side, and look at from all angles. 

 

This is the next level of Augmented Reality!" - Anina CEO 360 Fashion Net Work

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BBC reflects on Fashion Trends that "Just Won't Die!"

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Exploring why fashion styles repeat themselves, by delving into the past and analyzing present trends and their influences. - Video by Griesham Taan